In 2013, I was eating a whole food, paleo diet that just helped me effortlessly get rid of my severe seasonal allergies, asthma, chronic sinus infections, Candida and get off my 5 prescription meds.
But I started gaining weight, I lost my period for 6 months, my acne was worse than ever, I was tired all the time, was waking up shaky, needed to eat every few hours….
So what was happening?! I was eating all healthy, real foods?!
What was happening was that I was not paying attention to my blood sugar! Even though I was eating *healthy* carbs, I was eating WAYYYY too many for my body’s needs at the time.
I temporarily cut out these foods, added more healthy fats and voilà.. good bye insulin resistance, hypoglycemia & PCOS!!
The good news is that after some time, I was able to start adding back in these foods in smaller quantities with no change in symptoms and without my PCOS, hypoglycemia or IR returning.
We need to get rid of all or nothing thinking and be more...